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'''Martin Luther''' (;[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/martin%20luther "Luther"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. ; 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546), Augustinians|O.S.A., was a German professor of Theology#Christian theology|theology, composer, priest, monkLuther consistently referred to himself as a former monk. For example: "Thus formerly, when I was a monk, I used to hope that I would be able to pacify my conscience with the fastings, the praying, and the vigils with which I used to afflict my body in a way to excite pity. But the more I sweat, the less quiet and peace I felt; for the true light had been removed from my eyes." Martin Luther, Lectures on Genesis: Chapters 45-50, ed. Jaroslav Jan Pelikan, Hilton C. Oswald, and Helmut T. Lehmann, vol. 8 Luther’s Works. (Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1999), 5:326. and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to...
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1483|11|10}}
Birth placeEisleben, Electorate of Saxony|Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1546|02|18|1483|11|10}}
Death placeEisleben, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
EducationUniversity of Erfurt
Titles{{hlist| Friar |Priest | Theology|Theologian |Professor}}
SpouseKatharina von Bora
ParentsHans and Margarethe Luther (née Lindemann)
Children{{hlist |Hans (Johannes) |Elisabeth Luther|Elisabeth |Magdalena Luther|Magdalena |Martin |Paul Luther|Paul |Margarethe}}
Notable works{{unbulleted list |''Ninety-five Theses'' |Luther's Large Catechism |Luther's Small Catechism |''On the Freedom of a Christian''|''On the Bondage of the Will''}}
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